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Cancer

Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer

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videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer. Full story...
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Scott Braswell takes leave of absence at Hoggard

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videoHoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings. Full story...
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Former Extraordinary Person Sean Webb taken by cancer; Memorial this afternoon

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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Dozens go bald for childhood cancer research

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videoFolks in Wilmington shave their head for childhood cancer research raising more than $22,000. Full story...
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10th annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run

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video Annual 5k and 10k continue aiding uninsured young people fighting cancer. Folks got together for the 5k and 10k run benefiting local cancer patients. The event in was created in 2005 by Tim Reilly after his dear friend, Steve Haydu was diagnosed with cancer. Full story...
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Hiking for Hope: supporting women with cancer

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video Just in time for March 8th's International Womens Day, the Women of Hope organization held their inaugural "Hiking for Hope" fundraiser. Full story...
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2nd annual Wilmington Race for the Cure hits the streets

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video The streets of downtown Wilmington ran pink this weekend as hundreds came out to participate in Wilmington's second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Man saves life through exercising

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videoIn the Fit Minute, many people exercise to lose weight, stay fit or feel better. But, one man in Wilmington started moving his body to save his life. Ted Perry had a double lung transplant because of COPD and then he had some of his digestive system removed due to cancer. He started coming to the Wilmington YMCA to feel alive again. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Couple diagnosed with cancer gets married

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videoA man with only weeks to live decides to make his love eternal. Ralph and Heather Smith were both diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. But that did not stop them from taking their wedding vows and saying 'I do' yesterday. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Cancer survivors exercise together for support

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videoDoctors say working out helps cancer survivors reduce their risk of a relapse. There is a program that helps them come together to support each other while they exercise. It's called Livestrong at the YMCA. Full story...
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Trio skateboarding to Key West to raise awareness, money for cancer research

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video Some friends are skateboarding for cancer. The group started their journey two weeks ago in Virginia Beach and are heading to Key West, FL. Full story...
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NHRMC, Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology get $1.5 million grant from National Cancer Institute

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Zimmer Cancer Center and Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology have been awarded a $1.58 million grant over the next three years from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Full story...
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Chad Porter hopes to inspire people to help fight cancer

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Porter Financial Group & Cape Fear Family Day Present "A Night For Chere". Your chance to hear Chad Porter's my story LIVE. If you read the Star News Article and want to hear me tell it please join us. Chere Rice was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in December 2012. Chere is a pillar in the community and we owe it to her to help her in anyway. Full story...
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Proceeds from Lo Tide Run support local cancer victims

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The Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run kicks off in Carolina Beach next weekend, and all the money raised stays in New Hanover Co., helping cancer victims suffering from financial problems that result from the disease.video Full story...
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Area volunteer shaves head for childhood cancer research

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Supporters in our area are bringing the head-shaving challenge to Wilmington, and one volunteer kicked it all off by shaving his head live on Good Morning Carolina.video Full story...
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